In a bid to prevent super speed outbreaks of the coronavirus, many schools have canceled their matric balls. This follows an event at the Tin Roof bar in Claremont, where almost 90 cases were recorded involving matric learners.
The Department of Basic Education has strongly warned against these types of events. Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says gatherings such as matric balls place learners at risk of contracting the virus. Matric learners would not be able to write the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam as long as their Covid-19 results are positive.
Some schools plan to live-stream their farewells to allow families and pupils in other grades to witness the event.